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Mana Maoli’s newest video to premiere Saturday in benefit concert

Mana Maoli’s newest video to premiere Saturday in benefit concert

Things We Love

Things We Love: Hawaii Artists

Aiea author and playwright Lee A. Tonouchi, aka da Pidgin guerilla, highlights unique items from five local artists. Read more

She Speaks

She Speaks: What’s in a name? With a common one, the struggle is real

I always wondered how parents decide what to name their keiki. Do they consult a list of baby names? Do they decide based on the name’s meaning? Read more

In the Lineup

In the Lineup: Ownership aside, Tonggs sea wall belongs to surfers

Nowadays, I also get glares from vacation renters in the waterfront houses. ­Every time I walk the wall I miss the warm, neighborly local families who lived here before. Read more

Five-0 Redux

Five-0 Redux: Guest stars add dimension, dramatic strength to ‘Hawaii Five-0’

Several guest stars in the ninth season helped to develop the overall character arcs of main cast members. Read more

On the Scene

On the Scene: Mihana Souza keeps legacy of musical family alive

Mihana Souza celebrated her 70th birthday with a huge luau Saturday in Kailua. She will perform Monday with Kanoe Cazimero at the Blue Note Hawaii. Read more

Garden Party

Hawaii Kai duo grow an oasis that benefits the body and soul

The garden keeps them busy but provides plenty of benefits for this engaging couple. Read more

Hawaii Gardens

Hawaii Gardens: Rinse away pests to keep citrus trees healthy

Visualizing the goal of clean, bright shiny leaves, free of pests, will help you direct your hose in the right leafy places. Read more


K-Drama: Japan pushes for expansion on ‘Nokdu’

This week’s synopses of Korean dramas televised on KBFD TV. Read more

Rearview Mirror: Hawaii Pacific University’s roots go back to 1949

I heard from Ken Takeya, who told me he went to Honolulu Christian College when it was at Makiki Christian Church in 1965. Read more


Benefit seeks to help Kauai lifeguards save more lives

Ticket sales for the Ocean Safety Bureau and the Kauai Lifeguard Association’s fifth annual fundraiser on July 27, have been slower than usual. Read more

Show Biz

Show Biz: Musical shows spotlight 2 seasoned female performers

Two formidable shows, with two seasoned women demonstrating passion for their craft, dominated the island music scene this month. Read more

Wood Craft

Longtime entertainment writer Ben Wood says ‘aloha’

Longtime entertainment writer Ben Wood, approaching his 86th birthday, recalls his colorful newspaper career as he steps back from his regular column. Read more

Book Reviews

‘Hawai‘i Movie and Television Book’ chronicles local contributions

A new 2018 edition of the book adds 13 classic films, along with feature films, TV shows and documentaries released since the original version was published in 2015. Read more

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